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College Coach Accused Of Receiving Payment

INDIANAPOLIS—Scandal rocked the college football community Monday as allegations surfaced that the head coach of a major Division I program may have accepted monetary compensation for his involvement with the team. “We are currently investigating claims that a college coach received semi-monthly payments totaling in excess of $1 million from his school’s athletic department last year,” the NCAA said in a statement, noting that the coach was also alleged to have accepted performance-based bonuses including housing, health care, a free parking spot, and other impermissible benefits. “Such actions run directly against the NCAA’s principle of amateurism and—if the charges prove true—will be met with swift punishment ranging from fines to forfeiture of wins and a two-year postseason ban.” NCAA officials confirmed that the school’s athletic director is also under investigation.

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